With current hybrids delivering stings that can last for days its time to get a professional in. Keep children well away from any nest and give us a call.
Wasps are one of the more aggressive species we deal with and can sting even when unprovoked. Several people die from being stung and their reaction to it every year. If you suspect your child is showing more than what might be an upset reaction to having been stung please be aware of the signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock which can be potentially life threatening.
Bee and wasp numbers within a nest can be as high as 20 – 30,000 however with bees showing a general decline in numbers TP Pest Services wherever possible will try to remove the nest and relocate wherever possible.
It will be obvious you have a problem however we do offer a free site survey and will advise what type of nest we are dealing with and how best to provide the most sound solution with minimal impact to your family/business. You remain under no obligation.
We use a very fine powdered insecticide which we spray directly into the nest in most cases and can where possible remove the nest at the same time. Wasp nests unlike honey bees are never re-used. If a honey bee nest remains further bees will be attracted by the smell from the honey.
Please do advise us if you think a high ladder will be necessary, we do have long lances that in most cases can reach.
One of the larger Wasp Nests from this 2015 season
Facts about the pest
Bees, Wasps and Hornets
Bumblebee and European Honey Bee.
These two are the most common of the 24 different types of native bumblebee; however bumblebees sometimes confused with honeybees are larger in size, rounder and are furry in appearance. They also have many variations in stripe colour across the ends of their tails.
Honeybees are as the name suggests the source of honey, they are small and range in colour from brown to black. Honeybees die after stinging as a result of the barbs in their sting pulling out the venom sack from their body which continues to pump after the bee has been swiped off. Only the queen and females can sting. A small number of people have a higher sensitivity to the sting which can be very serious causing anaphylactic shock and immediate medical help should be sought.
It is possible a colony may number as many as 30,000 bees so it is advisable to leave well alone and give a professional pest controller a call.
Bees are essential as pollinators crucial in our eco system but contrary to what you see on some sites they are not protected. They are however in decline and TP Pest Control Services works with local bee keepers and associations to remove the bees and nest and relocate wherever possible.
Solitary/ Masonry Bees
Solitary bees and masonry bees again as the name suggests can be found popping in and out of poorly pointed households and buildings including small holes in the ground. There are over 200 species in the UK and characteristics include a red to brown to brown tail and will be almost black.
Wasps at 10 to 15mm long are quite large and are especially noted by their high pitched buzz. Bright yellow with black stripes the body is smooth in comparison to the hairy bumble bees. Mainly found in the roof space or garden shed they also make a round nest in trees and bushes. The nest is made by chewing wood and mixing with saliva which forms a paper mache like material. You can expect over 20,000 wasps in a typical nest and treating the nest can be dangerous as the wasps will react to protect their young and the nest.
Wasps are one of the more aggressive species we deal with and can sting even when unprovoked. Several people die from being stung and their reaction to it every year.
TP Pest Control services offer a free call out and site survey correctly identifying the target species and treating with the appropriate insecticide.
Another invaluable pollinator the hornet can vary from brown to black and has a hint of orange. Its bands are yellow and black. Twice as big as the common wasp at up to 35mm in length it is unlike the wasp as is not aggressive. Hornets make a load buzz and are rarely found in houses preferring wooded areas.
TP Pest Control Services
Why choose us?
Environmentally aware we are proud of our association in re-homing a declining species where possible. TP Pest Services are experts in bee, wasp and hornet removal and the proofing of buildings where required.
TP Pest Control Services takes seriously its responsibility in the protection of children, pets, wildlife and the environment. We provide a detailed on site report utilising the correct planning and managing techniques after the detailed collection of evidence and available information making us the number one choice for Professional Pest control in Dorset.
Trading Standards Reviews
I called TP Pest Control Services as I suspected mice were nesting at the back of the property. Terry was able to respond quickly, despite it being late afternoon on a Friday. What I thought was a mouse, was actually a rat, so I was so pleased that Terry was able to resolve this for me on the very same day. Very impressed with the service received and would highly recommend Terry and his team.
Reviewed January 2021
I first contacted Terry to request help in eradicating a family of rats enjoying life in our loft, mum plus twelve offspring. Having now completed this task to my total satisfaction I would describe Terry as a true professional with huge experience in the subject, enthusiastic to get everything right and always available with a friendly explanatory word as work progressed. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Terry to anybody looking for help with a pest problem.
Reviewed October 2020
Recommend to anyone!
Terry delivered an excellent service in dealing with and solving my rat problem. He took the time to explain everything that needed doing at every step and the work was carried out in an extremely professional but friendly manner. Not only is Terry clearly a very experienced and knowledgeable person he is also one of the nicest, most reliable, trustworthy, professional tradesmen I have ever dealt with.
Reviewed August 2020
Excellent, Terry dealt with our rat problem rapidly, efficiently and expertly. He also offered loads of helpful advice on changes to the garden to keep them away.
Reviewed May 2020
Terry was helpful, reliable and efficient we had a mouse/rat problem along with our neighbours which Terry solved.
Reviewed April 2020
I've never experienced such helpful, friendly and speedy service. Would 100% recommend Terry and his company. Thanks so much!
Reviewed March 2019
I didn't think my carpet moths would be able to have got rid of but they are gone. So pleased! A big thank you!
Reviewed March 2019
Terry (and Max) were excellent.
Very knowledge, very friendly, he turned up when he said he was going to and solved our problem. We were very pleased with his service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his company to anyone.
Reviewed December 2018
After mice / rats chewed through wiring in loft of our 1600 Cottage, Terry (and Max) came to the rescue. Did a thorough survey. Laid traps. Then did a complete clean of loft to remove droppings etc after re-wiring and before loft was re-boarded. Would definitely recommend.